Texas Plant & Refinery Fire Attorney
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Plant or Refinery Fire?
Production plants and oil refineries are among job sites where disasters of large proportions are most likely to occur. This is due to the inherent dangers of working with certain chemicals and compounds. When accidents happen at these facilities, they usually aren't small. In fact, they can claim the lives of countless workers and residents.Repercussions of these accidents can include:
- Burn injuries
- Broken bones
- Property damage
- Wrongful death
Due to the widespread effects of these types of accidents, it’s important that you know your rights. If you or someone you love was hurt in a fire connected with a production plant or oil refinery, you should speak with Arnold & Itkin LLP.
The Texas plant and refinery fire attorneys from our team can provide the skilled advocacy you need to obtain the compensation you deserve. We encourage you to reach out.
Causes of Plant & Refinery Fires
The reason these accidents are so severe is because the substances being worked with on plants and refineries are often highly flammable. Take, for example, an oil refinery. In order for crude oil to be refined it has to go through a process known as fractioning, which is achieved by heating up a tank to temperatures of up to 400 degrees Celsius so that the oil can be divided into different parts. If these pipes or the fractioning chamber leaks, the oil could contact gases and heat that could cause uncontrollable fire. The same can happen at a chemical plant. Chemicals are highly combustible materials, which means that all the machinery at the plant has to be properly contained in order for operations to run smoothly. One slight spill or leak could result in a huge flame.
What Causes Plant & Refinery Fires?
Most accidents at chemical plants and refineries are caused by human error. When procedures are not followed correctly or equipment is improperly maintained, accidents are much more likely to happen. These types of fires not only result in extensive property damage; they can also cause serious injury.
For example, a victim in a plant or refinery fire could suffer from a burn injury ranging from minor to debilitating. Some burn injuries are so bad that limbs have to be amputated; in the most extreme scenarios, these injuries can be fatal. If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury or wrongful death in association with a fire that occurred at a plant or refinery, it is important that you look into your legal options.
The attorneys and investigators at our Texas law firm can work hard find out what caused the fire. If human error or negligence is to blame, we can pursue legal action to hold those individuals accountable. You do not deserve to pay for their mistakes, and we are here to pursue justice on your behalf.
Contact a Houston Personal Injury Attorney from Arnold & Itkin
We understand that this may be a difficult time for you. By allowing our firm to represent you in the legal action connected with your case, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that justice is being pursued for you and your family. If you or a loved one has been injured in a plant or refinery fire then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, your losses, and any property damage you suffered. It’s important to know where you stand. Speak with a Texas plant and refinery fire attorney from Arnold & Itkin today if this describes your situation.
Call Arnold & Itkin LLP today at (888) 493-1629 for your free case evaluation with our team.